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Cleveleys Building

Blackpool and The Fylde College, Bispham Campus, Ashfield Road, Bispham, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY2 0HB

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Hospitality,Tourism and Sport, Society,Health and Childhood, Hair,Beauty and Related Therapies, National Gaming Academy.
  • Comments View
    • The building houses the following:.
    • Ground floor - Cyber cafe (Refectory), Students Union and L & ITS Help Desk.
    • 1st Floor - Society, Health and Childhood.
    • 2nd Floor - Regional Gaming Academy, Hair, Beauty and related therapies.
    • 3rd Floor - Business and Professional Studies, School of Catering and Food Production, School of Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality.
    • 4th Floor - School of Catering and Food Production.
    • 5th Floor - School of Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality.
    • 6th Floor - the Casino Training Centre and Level 6 Restaurant Restaurant.

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:45 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 21:30.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 21:30.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 21:30.
  • Friday 07:45 - 18:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Bispham.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Layton.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • There is not a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking (Campus Car Parks)

  • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are a total of 24 Blue Badge parking bays located throughout the campus.
    • There are 3 located outside The Hub, 5 next to Bispham Building, 4 next to Singleton Building, 5 at the rear of Elswick Building and 7 next to Thornton Building. The bays are 480cm x 360cm.
    • There is general parking in all of the car parks.

Outside Access (Main Entrance - The Hub)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open automatically.
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The first entrance door is offset from the second door.

Level Change (Main Entrance - The Hub)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).

Outside Access (Hub Foyer)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the hub to the right as you enter.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in).

Outside Access (Grab & Go Shop)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in).

Level Change (Grab & Go Shop)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 96cm (3ft 2in).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers can charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Retreat Cafe)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 3m (3yd 10in) from the cafe entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 68cm (2ft 3in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals.
  • Comments View
    • The Retreat Cafe is located on the ground floor of the building.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:15 - 16:30.
    • Tuesday 08:15 - 19:30.
    • Wednesday 08:15 - 19:30.
    • Thursday 08:15 - 16:30.
    • Friday 08:15 - 15:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4-5-6.
    • The stairs are located ahead on entering via the Hub entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 3m from the Hub Entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • There is an additional staircase located at the rear of the building and the details are the same.
    • Use of these stairs also allows access to the 1st floor of both Bispham Building and The Hub.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the left as you enter from The Hub entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4-5-6.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Hub foyer entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 106cm x 178cm (3ft 6in x 5ft 10in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is a bank of 2 lifts and the details are the same for both.
    • Use of this lift also allows access to the 1st floor of both Bispham Building and The Hub.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Level 6 Restaurant)

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • Once inside, there is not level access to the service.
  • Full table service is available.
  • Food or drinks are not ordered from the counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 2m (2yd 7in) from the restaurant entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 68cm (2ft 3in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals.
  • Comments View
    • The restaurant is open Tuesday to Friday for lunch and Tuesday to Thursday for dinner. A set menu is available, booking is advised.

Level Change (Level 6 Restaurant)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located in the middle of the restaurant to the left as you enter.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 135cm (4ft 5in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the middle of the restaurant to the right as you enter.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are adjustable.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 60m (65yd 1ft) from the lift entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the left as you exit the lifts on the 1st floor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 200cm x 300cm (6ft 7in x 9ft 10in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and clinical waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional accessible toilets located on floors 2,3,4,5 and 6.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on all floors.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the first floor.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the lift entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the first floor.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located on the left as you exit the lifts on 1st floor.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the lift entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.
  • Comments View
    • There is a gaming training room on level 6 of this building.
    • This is not a Casino but for training purposes only.